Came across SharePoint expert, Michael Sampsons blog comments on Thomas Vander's article: http://currents.michaelsampson.net/2009/03/response-to-sharepoint-2007-gateway-drug-to-enterprise-social-tools.html
"If an organization has purchased and installed SharePoint without aproper technical due diligence about what it can do and can’t do in the“enterprise 2.0” or social computing area, it’s not Microsoft’s fault."
"Microsoft’s marketing has outstripped the technical functionality ofSharePoint for collaboration and social computing. No doubt about it."
Michael has this 7 pillar framework: "See my 7 Pillars framework for more, and then read the front page of SharePoint 7 Pillars, which concludes that SharePoint fails 6 and passes 1 of the pillars"
- Pillar 1 ... Shared Access to Team Data
- Pillar 2 ... Location-Independent Access to Team Data, People and Applications
- Pillar 3 ... Real-Time Joint Editing and Review
- Pillar 4 ... Coordinate Schedules with Team Aware Scheduling Software
- Pillar 5 ... Build Social Engagement through Presence, Blogs and IM
- Pillar 6 ... Enterprise Action Management
- Pillar 7 ... Broaden the Network through Automatic Discovery Services
Well, reminds me about the Enterprise 2.0 shoot out in Boston last year: http://mikeg.typepad.com/perceptions/2008/06/e20-conference.html